How To Be A Stoic

How To Be A Stoic

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living


A philosophy still relevant in the modern world, Pigliucci, one of the top philosophers on Twitter and a regular contributor to the New York Times, Newsweek, Washington and Huffington Posts, shows how you can apply stoicism to your everyday life and make it more meaningful. With practical tips and exercises, meditations and mindfulness, this is perfect for fans of Jules Evans' Philosophy of Life - or anyone wanting to imbue their life with new meaning.

'Pigliucci makes a good case for Stoicism and living stoically' -- Daily Telegraph
'A good case for the enduring relevance of 2,000-year-old precepts' -- TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT

'Enjoyed reading this - enough information to be enlightening and clear and simple enough for a novice in the field to access easily' -- ***** Reader review
'Enlightening' -- ***** Reader review
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'Easy to understand with just the right twist of Philosophy' -- ***** Reader review
'Very thought provoking' -- ***** Reader review
'A great book full of great wisdom' -- ***** Reader review
'I am loving this book. Have been reading it non-stop since I got it' -- ***** Reader review
'In this thought-provoking book, Massimo Pigliucci shares his journey of discovering the power of Stoic practices in a philosophical dialogue with one of Stoicism's greatest teachers.' RYAN HOLIDAY, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE OBSTACLE IS THE WAY AND THE DAILY STOIC

Who am I?

What am I doing?

How ought I to live my life?

Stoicism teaches us to acknowledge our emotions, reflect on what causes them and redirect them for our own good. Whenever we worry about how to be happy, we are worrying about how to lead a good life. No goal seems more elusive.

Massimo Pigliucci explores this remarkable philosophy and how its wisdom can be applied to our everyday lives in the quest for meaning. He shows how stoicism teaches us the importance of a person's character, integrity and compassion.

Whoever we are, we can take something away from stoicism and, in How to be a Stoic, with its practical tips and exercises, meditations and mindfulness, he also explains how relevant it is to every part of our modern lives.


  • Pigliucci makes a good case for Stoicism and living stoically
    Daily Telegraph

About the author

Massimo Pigliucci

Massimo Pigliucci is the K.D Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. He has a doctorate in genetics from the University of Ferrar (Italy), a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee. His research interests include the relationship between science and philosophy and the nature of pseudoscience.
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